Le Mans 1955 is a stunning short animated film about the worst crash in motorsport history

The race that almost killed racing…

The scene unfolds at Le Man’s Circuit de la Sarthe. This is where motorsport giants Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, and Jaguar were set to battle for endurance racing supremacy. Jaguar was coming out swinging with its new slippery D-Type race cars and fancy disc brakes. Mercedes-Benz was ready though, with the mighty 300SLR. And you can never count out Ferrari. What those in attendance were not counting on was the scene of a tragic accident that claimed the lives of many.

The film above is worth every bit of your next 15 minutes. It’s tragic and beautiful. The voice acting is powerful. The artwork is gorgeous. And the subject matter is… devastating.

I wasn’t trying to bring you down the day before Thanksgiving. But here we are…

[YouTube via Jalopnik]

By |2019-11-27T09:18:07+00:00November 27th, 2019|Hoonivercinema|9 Comments

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